The Seminar "M&A: The practical issues in Vietnam"

10 May 2017
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On May 10th, 2017, the Faculty of Business Administration of the Foreign Trade University (FTU) held a seminar entitled "M&A: The practical issues in Vietnam" at the Lien Viet International Conference Room - FTU.

From FTU, there were the participation of: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thu Thuy - Vice President, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thai Phong - Dean of Faculty of Business Administration, faculty's members and people who were interested in the seminar.

The speaker of this seminar was Mr. Phan Le Thanh Long - Director of the Australia Institute of Certified Management Accountants in Vietnam.

Mr. Long is a World Bank consultant who provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance, and is a director of systems consulting and implementation of internal audit and internal control, management system for members of big corporations such as Vingroup, Bitexco, Viettel, EVN, ..., banks and financial institutions such as Vietinbank, Vietnam Development Bank, CoopBank; Deposit Insurance of Vietnam, ...

During the seminar, Mr. Long talked about successful M & A deals in 2016-2017, such as Big C supermarket deal with the Central Group, Metro Vietnam belongs to TCC Holdings, Mobiphone acquires AVG, ... as well as some typical failures such as FPT- EVN Telecom, Vietinbank- Nova Scotia, Air Mekong- SkyWest (US). He also made some comments on M & A trends in Vietnam in the near future. Specifically, the IPO trend of large enterprises are still ongoing, the transfer of state capital will continue to be conducted, wave of start-up business needs high capital, improve the indirect investment environment, ...

The seminar ended with many questions posed to speaker about M&A practical issues in Vietnam. This is one of the useful information seminars in the series of seminars which was organized by the Faculty of Business Administration with the aim of improving professional expertise, updating new knowledge as well as enhancing strengthening of cohesion among faculty members. 

  Mr. Phan Le Thanh Long - Director of the Australia Institute of Certified Management Accountants in Vietnam presented "M&A: The practical issues in Vietnam" 

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Foreign Trade University, or FTU, is a university established in 1960, located in Hanoi, Vietnam. FTU is among the most well-known universities in Vietnam, covering a wide range of business courses among which are finance, management, and marketing. The annual admissions test to the university is the most competitive in Vietnam. Students from FTU are recognized as being active and well-qualified.